wordpressWordPress is a great platform for website owners that want full control over their content, without the need to code. In fact, you can code and customise until your heat’s content if you know how – which is precisely why WordPress is the most flexible CMS for millions of website owners.

Part of this flexibility is thanks to the huge range of themes created by developers around the world. You have a huge selection of themes designed for specific reasons – and a number of these are developed with SEO in mind. So let’s take a look at the best WordPress themes to build your search presence.

Schema (WordPress theme)

We’re not talking the markup library here, but as the name suggests this theme puts a large emphasis on Schema markup and SEO. With pre-configured rich snippets you can boost your click through rate on search pages, while this themes is the fastest SEO theme out there.

Key features:

• Ultra fast and SEO ready
• Rich snippets
• Fully responsive
• HTML5 & CSS3 ready

Eleven40 Pro

Built on the Genesis Framework this SEO friendly theme is fully responsive to rank well and work across all devices. A key themes with these optimised themes is clean code to make sure your site stays as quick as possible and this is one of the tidiest themes you will come across.

Key features:

• SEO optimised
• Mobile responsive
• High speed – loads within a second
• HTML5 markup


NewsTimes is another optimised, lightening fast theme – this time from the guys over at MyThemeShop. Designed for news and review websites, NewsTime comes with a built-in review system – ideal for tech review sites – and you’re looking at another fully responsive theme for every screen size.

Key features:

• SEO optimised
• Built-in review system
• Schema tag integration
• HTML5 & CSS3 built
• “Blazing fast”


Thesis is a popular theme for business owners, freelancers and bloggers around the world. With built-in SEO features; drag and drop customisation and advanced layout features, this theme gives you a powerful mix of accuracy and control over your optimised content.

Key features:

• SEO optimised
• Responsive design
• In-built SEO features
• Drag and drop customisation


ThemeBounce offers up this optimised theme with a clean design and perfect on-site structure. Simple, yet responsive design means your website will be quick on all devices and its built using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 code. Pixeldom also comes AdSense ready to help you boost your online advertising efforts and, of course, it’s another SEO friendly theme.

Key features:

• SEO friendly
• Responsive design
• AdSense ready

Don’t forget about the plugins

One of the other key elements of WordPress is the huge range of plugins to add more advanced features to your website. There are a number of SEO plugins to help you boost your search performance and the Yoast plugin is highly recommended. While you can add social media, eCommerce and a whole range of other plugins to get more from your online performance. Just go easy on them as too many plugins will slow down your site.

Move It Marketing SEO Services

Move It Marketing are a boutique digital marketing agency with a love for organic search (and in particular technical SEO). We don’t dilute our efforts by working with a large number of clients, and provide a granular service with attention to detail. If you have experienced problems with SEO on your site, get in touch and we will take a look with a view to providing you with an initial mini SEO audit free of charge.